Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Controversy over pigtailed macaques picking coconuts in Thailand

For around 400 years, pigtailed macaques and not humans are picking coconuts. Experts from the National Primate Research Center at the University of Wisconsin, Madison have found that it is because monkeys collect more coconuts than humans.

As per study researchers, monkeys can collect around 1,600 coconuts per day and a female can collect 600 and on the other hand, humans can collected around 80 per day. Not only it is about quantity, from the safety point of view as well monkeys can easily pluck and drop the fruit from the tall trees.

Full story here.

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